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Monthly Archives: September, 2015

  1. President Minner Meets With Student Government Leaders

    Highlands University President Sam Minner meets with student government leaders from the Associated Students of New Mexico Highlands University Sept. 17. From the back left are ASNMHU president Joseph Domínguez, a business administration graduate student from Las Vegas, New Mexico, Highlands president Sam Minner, and ASNMHU senator Isaac Lopez, a public affairs graduate student from…

  2. 2015 Homecoming slide show

  3. Free Concert Highlights American Music and Art

      LAS VEGAS, NM – The New Mexico Museum of Art and the Santa Fe Community Orchestra will showcase their American Modernism program in Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium Oct. 18. The free concert and lecture will include selected images from the art museum’s current exhibition, An American Modernism, along with orchestral performances of American music…

  4. ARMAS earns White House “Bright Spot” Honors

      Las Vegas, NM – A New Mexico Highlands program designed to increase the number of Hispanic students earning a bachelor of science degree received recognition from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. ARMAS, or Achieving in Research Math and Science, has helped more than 1,100 students since its start in 2009….

  5. Geology Prof Part of Arctic Circle Research on Snowball Earth

      Las Vegas, N.M. – The Earth was not covered from pole to pole with ice 650 million years ago as was previously thought, according to new research by a Highlands University geology professor. Professor Michael Petronis worked with an international team of scientists investigating the Snowball Earth hypothesis in Svalbard in the Norwegian High…

  6. Highlands Leads State in 120-Credit Bachelor’s Degree Programs

     Highlands University offers its students the chance to complete college sooner with less debt, thanks to having the highest percentage of 120-credit bachelor’s degree programs of any public university in New Mexico. “The previous minimum degree requirement was 128 hours at Highlands, and our average was more than 150 credits for students who completed their…

  7. New Mexico Painters Exhibition Continues Through October 15

      Las Vegas painter Kim Reed-Deemer, right, talks about her paintings, Charging Dante and Wind, at the opening reception for the Second Invitational New Mexico Painters Exhibition at Highlands University Sept. 6. Reed-Deemer is one of 42 painters featured in the exhibition that continues through Oct. 15 in Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave. Photo…

  8. PBS Latino Americans Film to Screen September 15, October 13

    Las Vegas, N.M – Two episodes of the landmark 2013 PBS documentary Latino Americans, the first to chronicle the rich history and experiences of Latinos in the United States, will screen at Highlands University Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. The Sept. 15 episode is titled “Foreigners in Their Own Land,” while the…

  9. Highlands Celebrates Homecoming September 18 – 27

    Las Vegas, N.M – Highlands University’s homecoming is just around the corner, with a full slate of traditional and new festivities planned for Sept. 18 – 27 aimed at attracting more alumni, students and residents of the Las Vegas Community. The theme for homecoming this year is Paint the Town Purple – Spirits of the…

  10. Highlands Awarded $3.3-Million National Science Foundation Grant

    Las Vegas, N.M. – More Highlands University students will have a solid foundation for pursuing doctorate degrees in science and math thanks to a $3.3-million National Science Foundation grant. The five-year NSF Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials, or PREM, grant is a collaboration with Ohio State University and incorporates chemistry, geology, computer science,…

  11. 2015 Homecoming Honorees

    Dr. Margaret Vázquez-Geffroy Distinguished Professor Emerita Homecoming 2015   Cultural anthropologist Dr. Margaret Vázquez-Geffroy joined the Highlands faculty in 1974, the beginning of a 29-year career with the university. Vázquez-Geffroy’s parents migrated to the United States from Puerto Rico, and she grew up in Spanish Harlem in New York City. “Growing up in New York…

  12. Mozart Old and Young Opera Performance September 12

    Las Vegas, N.M. – Highlands University presents Mozart Old and Young Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. for an evening of vocal selections from the classical composer’s operas Bastien and Bastienne and The Magic Flute. The performance will be in the university’s Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave. Featured soloists include tenor Andre García-Nuthmann, who directs…

  13. Rep. Salazar Joins Highlands in Welcoming Freshmen

    Among the speakers waiting to welcome incoming freshmen at “Fall Convocation: Celebrating the Class of 2019” are from the left, New Mexico State Rep. Tomás Salazar, a Highlands education professor emeritus, West Las Vegas School District Superintendent Gene Parson, and Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Ruben Cordova. The convocation was Aug. 21 in Ilfeld Auditorium….